This weekend we had a great zone training meeting where we talked about the importance of helping our investigators keep commitments. It was great as our zone leaders lead a discussion on how we can better help our investigators understand the commitments so they will be better prepared to keep them. Our main goal should be helping them to see for themselves the blessings that come from doing what we are inviting them to do. We also need to make sure that the promises that we are extending correspond to the individual. We had some great role plays where we were able to practice extending invitations that were tailor fitted and then following up and getting a good understanding of why they didn't keep the commitment. I loved the role plays and they really got me thinking about how I can take it and apply it to my own missionary work. I look forward to being able see how it affect the work these coming weeks.
Here is a poem that was shared with us by one of the members.
"Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever Gods may be
For my unconquerable soul
"In the Fell clutch of circumstance
I have not wined nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody but unbowed
"Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid
"It matters not how straight the gait
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul"
-William Ernest Hemmingway
I like this poem because it shows that no matter what we decide what becomes of us.
There wasn't anything else too exciting this past week. I hope the pictures I sent will make up in the lack of writing material I have. I hope everyone has a spectacular week and enjoys their time.
This is the what we see every time we come in
Maybe I'll add pictures of our study rooms next week.
Elder Bown played the piano before it started